Bhubaneswar ,5/01 ( Odisha Samachar/Abhisek Mohanty) : On the 5th day of Odisha MSME International Trade Fair-2014, PSUs in the state urged to procure MSME products upto 20 percent as per MSME Development Policy by Ministry of MSME, Government of India.
Summing up the session held on buyer seller meet and ancillary development, MSME Secretary Mr. Panchanan Dash said, “Government of India has formulated MSME Development Policy which has made it mandatory for the PSUs to procure MSME products upto 20 percent”. In the session Mr. Dash urged the PSUs like MCL, IOCL in the state to follow the guideline and also asserted that PSUs should come forward and extend technical support to the MSME entrepreneurs for meeting the quality standards.
The seminar held on buyer seller meet & ancillary development was attended by J. C. Patra from MCL, S.K Mishra from East Coast Railway, B. C. Das from IOCL and A. Jain from Tata Steel. The representatives from these PSUs said that they are ready to procure various spares, components, hospital equipments, electrical items, mechanical equipments and services from MSME sector. Maintaining quality standards and delivery schedule are also important, said the representatives present in the seminar held today.
GM, E&A, MCL Mr. J. C. Patra, speaking on the efforts taken by MCL informed that MCL has started e-procurement facility. The PSU has also made automatic tender evaluation process for the entrepreneurs who will be benefited for them and assured the suppliers that ancillary development will be benefited both for PSUs and MSME entrepreneurs.
Deputy ZGM NSIC P. C. Nayak and Director of Industries, Government of Odisha N. Pallai, attending the seminar, highlighted the facilities for entrepreneurs like no tender fee and free emd and security deposit if registered under MSME and NSIC single point registration.
The officials emphasized on Plant Level Ancillary Committee (PLAC) meeting to address the issues of MSME entrepreneurs in ancillary development programme.
Earlier in the morning experts and officials attending the seminar held on National Manufacturing Competitive Programme emphasized to maintain quality and productivity to create a huge market for MSME products.